The environmental impact of aircraft

Reducing the environmental impact of aircraft often involves complex trade-offs between different environmental actions. The purpose of FOI’s work is to develop system analysis tools and methods with which to model the aircraft’s environmental impact so the total effect of changes and remedial measures can be assessed. This creates an analysis capability which authorities and other actors in the aircraft sector can make use of in their evaluation of military and civil aircraft systems.


FOI possesses a broad knowledge base relating to the impact of aircraft on the environment. We have access to tools for the calculation of emissions and are able to provide results that take account of how the aircraft is being operated, climatic effects and the existing laws and regulations governing environmental and climatic reporting.